Membership Categories

Membership Categories and Benefits

Membership Benefits

Since 1978, the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD), technology professionals serving state government, has been the premier professional association for state government technology operations professionals and the technology vendors who partner with them on optimizing and delivering information technology (IT) services to citizens and state agencies.

Through a combination of live events and robust online resources, NASTD fosters the active exchange of ideas and information and the development of invaluable relationships.

State membership

NASTD offers its state members access to a network of IT professionals along with online communities and in-person educational and networking events.

State member benefits include:

  • three complimentary registrations to in-person events (two regional seminars and one annual conference).
  • access to members-only website content: online communities, member directories, resource libraries, seminar and conference presentations, archived webinars and more.
  • two electronic newsletters: eMonitor, a weekly news digest of regulatory and policy issues affecting state government IT and Gateway, a monthly publication offering updates on association events, members and activities.
  • opportunities to participate in monthly regional conference calls, special interest groups, state-member only discussions, webinars, committees and serve in association leadership positions.

State membership is open to state departments and agencies with primary responsibility for providing IT resources for state entities. The state holds the membership and designates one IT professional as its voting member and billing contact. States can designate a secondary contact person for continuity purposes in the event the primary becomes unavailable. There is no limit on how many IT professionals states can designate to share in NASTD membership benefits.

Associate membership

Associate membership is open to any governmental department, agency, board or public institution with responsibility for, or an executive interest in information technology. This membership is held in the name of the particular entity, which is asked to designate a primary contact. 

Corporate affiliate membership

NASTD provides opportunities to put private sector organizations in contact with the $60.6B state government IT market. Membership is required for private sector organizations to participate in association seminars and conferences.

Corporate affiliate member benefits include:

  • access to members-only website content
  • access to all in-person events including regional seminars and the annual conference (does not include registration, sponsorship or exhibiting fees)
  • opportunities for educational presentations at the Annual Conference through a call for presentations process
  • access to event attendee lists and seminar/conference presentations
  • listing in NASTD’s online corporate affiliate member directory with a link to the company’s website
  • participation in monthly corporate affiliate conference calls
  • opportunities to participate in online content such as our “IT-101” video series geared towards educating state technology professionals on service offerings
  • access to posting corporate white papers in the member online resource library
  • Website profiles for the corporate affiliate member’s representative

Corporate affiliate membership expires 12 months from the date dues are received and is open to all private sector organizations in the business of providing information technology products and/or services to state government.

The business entity holds the membership and designates one national-level manager as the primary member and billing contact. Corporate affiliate members can designate a secondary contact person for continuity purposes in the event the primary becomes unavailable. Each corporate affiliate member organization may register an unlimited number of full-time employees working within its organization to receive NASTD membership privileges.

Small/Micro Business Affiliate Membership

Small/Micro Business Affiliate Membership is open to private sector companies in the business of offering/providing information technology, hardware, software, facilities and/or services to the public sector.  A small/micro business is defined as an entity with 15 or fewer full-time equivalent employees or annual revenue of $1,000,000 or less.  Small/micro business affiliates enjoy the same benefits as corporate affiliate members. 

Annual membership fees are as follows:

State membership $5,200
Associate membership $1,150
Corporate affiliate membership $5,200
Small/micro business affiliate membership $2,300
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